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A wooden boat carrying illegal immigrants sank off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Samos on Saturday. Five people drowned and another twenty people are missing said the Merchant Marine ministry.
The victims included three men and two women from Somalia. Their bodies were located near the Galazio area of the island, the ministry reported.
A search operation consisting of coast guard vessels, a warship, a helicopter and commercial ships was carried out to look for the missing people. But due to rough seas only one man was rescued. 26 Somalis who were attempting to cross over to Greece through Turkey had been aboard the boat that sank the man told coast guard officials.
The incident occurred less than two weeks after at least seven migrants drowned off the coast of Samos when the boat they were traveling in sank.